The Bluegrass Situation: Roots Culture Redefined

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ListsJan 31, 2018

Basically, every genre of music out there has its self-referential moments, but bluegrass accomplishes these meta masterpieces with a specificity, nostalgia, and flair that is unparalleled. It just wouldn’t be bluegrass without bluegrass songs about bluegrass. (Now if that ain’t a hook for a song …) Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice -- “A Far Cry…

ListsJan 24, 2018

One of the universal commonalities between people is that it is hard to ask for help. If money is involved, the task is all the greater. That's why crowdfunding an album is such a brave and beautiful thing for artists to do. And it's why we've decided to lend our support each month to roots…

ListsJan 11, 2018

At only 11 days old, this year already looks to be a stellar one for roots music. From Marlon Williams to John Prine, Sunny War to Bettye LaVette, artists young and old are making some of the best records of their careers, and it is a thrilling thing to behold. Here are some of the…

ListsDec 26, 2017

Since 2014, we at the BGS have been putting together videos of amazing artists singing great songs in stunning locations. So before jumping into a whole new year, take some time to sit back, put your feet up by the fire, and watch five of our favorite Sitch Sessions ... picked just for you. Birds…

ListsDec 22, 2017

No one really needs any help gearing up for the beautiful gluttony of the holiday season, but in the spirit of gorging oneself on cookies, pie, turkey, ham, and all manner of seasonal treats, here are nine bluegrass songs to get your stomach growling. Flatt & Scruggs -- “Hot Corn, Cold Corn”  Hot corn goes…